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Assam health minister Himanta Biswa sarma inaugurating the statue of Sati Sadhani in North lakhimpur

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said the process of appointing the vice-chancellor of the newly instituted Birangana Sati Sadhani University at Golaghat has started.

Sarma announced this while unveiling a statue of Sati Sadhani, the last queen of the Chutia dynasty in North Lakhimpur on Tuesday.

The Chutia queen was martyred while fighting the besieging Ahom forces in their kingdom in the sixteenth century.

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The state government last year announced the setting up of the Birangana Sati Sadhani University that will offer multi-disciplinary courses.

The university will follow the New Education Policy introduced by the central government last year.

Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “The legacy of legendary queen Sati Sadhani would remain forever to inspire new generations.”

He also said that other scheduled tribe (ST) communities would not oppose the granting of ST status to Chutias along with five other indigenous communities in the state.

The statute of the legendary queen has been installed by the Lakhimpur district unit of All Assam Chutia Students Union (AACSU).

Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Tezpur MP Pallab Lochan Das and Lakhimpur MLA Utpal Dutta also attended a public meeting that was held on the occasion.

The health minister also inspected the construction of the newly instituted Lakhimpur Medical College in North Lakhimpur.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com